Hansen Resource Center Programs

Networking & Workshops

Empowered Support Circle
Women’s Empower Hour for Recovery – Encouraging, empowering and developing modern women
Led by: Amy Godfrey (609) 517.9679 email: [email protected]
Cost: free

What to expect:
Join this Empowered Support Circle as we discuss important topics that support each other in our Journey to our most Enlightened and Empowered Self.  This circle is Open to any Women in Recovery specifically women looking to get back on their feet and build back their career.
Check out Empowermentors Personal and Professional Development Network for more information:

Women’s EmPower Hour: Business Mastermind and Networking Support Circle
Enlightened over Coffee and Connections on the 3rd Thursday of every month.
Led by: Amy Godfrey (609) 517.9679 email: [email protected]
Cost: free

What to expect:
Time for a cup of coffee or matcha tea!? Then you have enough time to meet. Please join the members of EmpowerMentors in this charged pow working and business support meeting as we discuss various business issues being faced and how to continually strive for balance and enlightenment in all areas of our lives. Network. Support. Discuss Relevant Topics.

Join the Empower Mentor Group for updates, event reminders & daily inspiration.

Manifestation Mindset Workshop
Led by: April Kmiechick (732)575.9429 email: [email protected]
What to wear: comfortable clothing
Cost: $20 pre-register and $25 at the door

What to expect:
Join April Kmiechick, certified DreamBuilder coach, for an afternoon of connecting with your passion and purpose and creating a compelling vision of the life you would LOVE living! During this dynamic and fun workshop, you will have an opportunity to define, design, and experience your dream and receive the blueprint for how to turn your greatest possibility into your reality.

You will learn:
• Meditations and breath work that will help you gain clarity on your vision, release energy blocks, and elevate your vibration to align with your vision.
• Two essential keys for tuning into your purpose and passion.
• Exercises for designing and clarifying a vision for a life you will absolutely LOVE living.
• Simple thinking-strategies that will guard you from fear, doubt and worry.
• The number one factor that causes people to lose steam when going after a dream, and how to stay motivated and override it.
• How to move in flow and harmony in the direction of your dreams
• And much more!

Whether you are already ecstatic about your life or ready for a complete overhaul, this workshop is filled with valuable tools and information that will help you on your journey to living the life of your dreams!

‘Enlightening Your Life.’ (Mental Health Happy Hour)
Contact: Jeannine Dumont (856) 821.0006 email: [email protected]
Cost: free

What to expect:
You will be warmly welcomed into this enlightening group. As a group, we will explore ways you can turn a negative into a positive. There are challenges that we each face in life, but where there is a problem, always lies a solution. Jean will empower you to remember what you are grateful for and to move forward with a renewed sense of strength and inner peace.

Gain strength to move forward in a positive direction, new ways of coping with stress and depression, an appreciation for the present moment, and a reminder of how much gratitude you have inside yourself.

Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1251520608382510/


Grief and Bereavement Workshop

Contact: Brianna Bee (609) 204.3379 email: [email protected]
Cost: free

What to expect:
Grief Café is a monthly workshop hosted on the 1st Sunday of each month from 1pm to 3pm (times may vary). This workshop will be facilitated by a Pastoral Care Team. The group offers emotional and spiritual support for those who have experienced a significant loss in their life. There are no steps to this program -it is a contemplative approach to surviving loss, within your own time and space.

Grief has a language all its own –it’s complicated –it’s undefined, with no meaningful answers. Grief Café is a place to connect with the emotional pain of loss, loneliness, anger, sadness, or guilt. Learning to live with the mystery of our humanity is a process where you may find, you are not alone, and we are just passing through.

Recovery Meetings

Keeping it Real AA Meeting
Fridays 6pm-7pm
Contact: Nick R (609) 231.8721
Open to all – donation based

What to expect:
Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial and apolitical. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem. AA is self-supporting through its own voluntary contributions.

Evolve or Repeat AA Meeting
Saturdays 7pm- 8pm Closed speaker meeting
Contact: Terence S. (917 )589.3443
donation based

What to expect:
Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial and apolitical. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem. AA is self-supporting through its own voluntary contributions.

Saturday Night Fever NA Meeting
Saturdays 9:30pm-10:45pm

Contact: Chuck Alexander (856)418.9239 email: [email protected]
Open to all

What to expect:
We are the only Saturday night meeting in the Atlantic City/Ventnor area. Our format is a speaker discussion each week where an experienced member of NA shares his/her experience strength and hope. With that being said, NA has a strong non-affiliation policy. For more information please take the time to read our 6th Tradition in the NA basic text on page 69. It is against our policy to allow any organization to use the NA name. This would be considered implied endorsement.

Al-Anon Meetings
Led by: Ann Marie 609.402.8300 email:
Sundays @4pm
Open to all

What to expect:
Al-Anon focuses on helping friends and families of alcoholics. We do this by practicing the Twelve Steps, by welcoming and giving comfort to families and friends of alcoholics, and by giving understanding and encouragement to the alcoholic. Al-Anon is self-supporting through its own voluntary contributions.

Refuge Recovery
Led by: Jordan Jacobson email: [email protected]
Open to all (not AA or NA specific)

What to expect:
Starts with a 20 minute guided meditation. The meeting is then open for anyone to share his or her experience in their own recovery.

Refuge Recovery is grounded in the belief that Buddhist principles and practices create a strong foundation for a path to freedom from addiction. This program is an approach to recovery that understands: All individuals have the power and potential to free themselves from the suffering that is caused by addiction. We feel confident in the power of the buddha’s teachings, if applied, to relieve suffering of all kinds, including the suffering of addiction. This is a process that cultivates a path of awakening, the path of recovering from the addictions and delusions that have created so much suffering in our lives and in this world.

Bodywork & Yoga

Restorative Reiki Experience- all levels

Contact: Lauren Azalea (609) 204.3379 email: [email protected]

What to wear: Comfortable clothing
*we provide mats
Cost: $25

What to expect:
Reiki is a form of Energy Healing. Using direct touch, hovering and or drawing of symbols. The Healing Energy of Reiki clears stuck energy blockades and stagnation that gets held within the body, to make room for our highest good to serve us and recharge our being.

During this workshop you will receive unconditional love, using the Healing power of Reiki Energy, paired with the subtle movement of Restorative Yoga. This two-hour experience will quiet the mind and bring you into complete relaxation & bliss. Restorative Yoga is the centering of the breath and body. It is a form of Yoga that relies on props to support the body and allows you to completely let go, relax and rest.

This experience will Include hands on assists and time for everyone to receive an abundance of Reiki Healing throughout.This will be a safe container to come as you are, allowing your authentic self to shine.

Experience opening communication with your mind and body, fusing as one. As you are lovingly guided through ever deeper states of blissful consciousness. Using embodied movement in combination with Restorative Yoga, intuitively exploring what feels good for your body.

The focus for this month’s workshop will be loving your authentic self, letting go of any negative titles or images that we put upon ourselves or have been placed upon us. Healing these wounds with movement, sound, and energy healing, releasing what no longer serves you, making lots of space for your authentic soul to shine.

Meditative Flow- all levels

Led by: Danielle Mason (609) 576.6697 email: [email protected]

What to wear: Comfortable/yoga clothing
*we provide mats
Cost: suggested $10 donation

What to expect:
Guided meditation, slow and gentle movements to increase range of motion of a joint and strengthen the surrounding muscles of that joint. While other portions will use repetition of movement, flowing from one posture to the next synchronizing with breath. Explore elements of core stability, creating length, strength and stability to help you feel revitalized.


Wake-Up Yoga – all levels

Led by: Kirsten Hook (856) 261.7193 email: [email protected]
What to wear: Comfortable/yoga clothing
*we provide mats
Cost: suggested $10 donation

What to expect:
Flow from one posture to the next in a progression of movements synchronized with breath to build strength and stamina while exploring connections between poses and attuning to your own inner rhythm. Some flow classes also emphasize nuanced alignment, core strengthening, and meditation.

Wake Up Yoga is an all levels experience designed with props and modification in mind to accommodate beginners to advanced yogis


Open Mic Night
Open Mic, Open Stage ~ to all musicians looking to spread good vibes through music and community. Jam with others or go solo. Every Friday night from 7-close. https://www.facebook.com/events/2295131937207751/

Live Music
Contact: Jordan Jacobson (856) 419.2629 [email protected]

Enlightened Café welcomes musicians from all over to fill our space with their talents. While we are partial to the sound of the Grateful Dead, all varieties can be enjoyed. We typically host musicians on weekend afternoons and evenings. We invite all to come and “party clean, party sober” and bask in the enlightened community.


Sound Healing

Contact: Michele Pasciullo (609)741.1242 [email protected]
What to wear: comfortable clothes
Cost: $35 ($30 with advance registration)

What to expect:
MONTHLY SOUND HEALING WITH THE AMAZING HAROLD SMITH! Experience the deep healing resonance of the didgeridoo, gongs, conch shell, and Harold’s presence. Sound creates ripples and patterns in water. It does the same to every cell in your body. Exposure to the healing vibration of the didge will harmonize you on a molecular level. Leave feeling energized, renewed, and blissful.


Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/182343783041910/


Full Moon Drum Circle

Contact: Elyse Michelle
Open to all
Cost: donation based

Join us to dance, chant, drum, and celebrate. Come to connect with your community; come to express yourself; come to feel the positive energy we create; come to honor the rhythm of life; whatever your reason, just come. What makes this circle special? We bring the instruments. You create the experience. Want to lead us in a song, chant, rhythm, breathing exercise? Just let us know. Want to share a story, poem, or reading? Speak up. This is an all-volunteer event. We organize the full moon drum circle as a community service. Want to come and just enjoy the vibe that is created? Come be with us. You are welcome here. We are trying to raise money for Congo drums and to replace the instruments that break due to sharing at these events, so please donate instruments or financial support when you can. The Full Moon Drum Circle is always fun and family friendly but did you know we are also cigarette, vape, drug, and alcohol free?

Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/169485281155394/


CPRS Training
Contact: Terri Burns (609) 432. 2130
Cost: $650

What to expect:
The Certified Peer Recovery Specialist Training (CPRS) is an intensive eight (8) day, 46 hour training that qualifies individuals to apply for NJ State Certification. The training focuses on providing individuals with the skills and knowledge needed to guide, mentor and support anyone who would like to enter into or sustain long-term recovery from an addiction to alcohol or other drugs. The CPRS Academy prepares participants to act as skilled Peer Recovery Specialists in a wide variety of settings including treatment centers, recovery centers, faith-based institutions, and various community settings.

Art Shows

Contact: Laurie Staller (609) 350-3505 email: [email protected]

The Enlightened Community is full of creative, unique, and talented individuals. To celebrate their work, we will be hosting art shows at the café. Artists set up their work for show and/or sale for a specified period of time.